Felipe Espinosa

The Bloody Espinosas

  Active for 1 year
(1863) in United States




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Felipe Espinosa (Felipe Nerio Espinosa) a Mexican-American serial killer who along with his bother and later nephew killed an estimated thirty-two people in the Colorado Territory. Espinosa is considered to be one of America's first serial killers and Mexico's first serial killer even though Francisco Guerrero Pérez was the first Mexican serial killer to be captured in Mexico. Espinosa declared war on the United States and wanted to kill as many Anglos as he could. He mutilated some victims corpses with the heart hacked out of the chest. Espinosa was shot by a posse lead by Tom Tobin a legendary tracker of the times. Tobin beheaded the Espinosas and his nephew, his brother was killed in a previous gunfight with the posse.

Felipe Espinosa Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Felipe Espinosa (aka) The Bloody Espinosas, was active for 1 year in 1863, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 32 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Felipe Espinosa was born in Rio Arriba County, county in New Mexico, USA. He was raised by both parents. He had at least one brother, Vivian Espinosa. His father, Pedro Ignacio Espinosa. His mother, Gertrudis Chavez.

Felipe Espinosa a heterosexual male citizen of Mexico. He married. He had two children, one son and one daughter.

In 1863 Felipe Espinosa started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to mutilate, murder his victims. Felipe Espinosa used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and two children in Conejos, San Fernando Valley, Taos, New Mexico, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

Profile Completeness: 89%
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Felipe Espinosa has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Felipe Espinosa a known:

Felipe Espinosa
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Updated: 2019-01-05 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Felipe Espinosa
Nickname: The Bloody Espinosas
Victims: 8 - 32
Years Active: 1863 - 1863
Active Countries: United States
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Mexico
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: married
Children: two children, one son and one daughter
Living With: his wife and two children in Conejos, San Fernando Valley, Taos, New Mexico
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Felipe
Birth Location: Rio Arriba County, county in New Mexico, USA
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least one brother, Vivian Espinosa
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Gertrudis Chavez
Father: Pedro Ignacio Espinosa

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: never sentenced, shot by a posse before he could be arrested
Prison Location: Canon City, Colorado
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: ballistic trauma
Death Location: Colorado, state of the United States of America
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
2 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Felipe Espinosa

The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Felipe Espinosa. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Felipe Espinosa started his serial killing spree. #1863
Felipe Espinosa ended his serial killing spree. #1863
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Felipe Espinosa (1863-1863).

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Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 268
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
mutilated TRUE 447
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Felipe Espinosa

Book: The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa (mentions serial killer Felipe Espinosa)
Adam James Jones
The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa
Book: Season of Terror (mentions serial killer Felipe Espinosa)
Charles F. Price
Season of Terror
Book: A Civil War History of the New Mexi... (mentions serial killer Felipe Espinosa)
Jerry D. Thompson
A Civil War History of the New Mexico Volunte...
Book: Outlaw Tales of Colorado (mentions serial killer Felipe Espinosa)
Jan Murphy
Outlaw Tales of Colorado

4 Books that mention Serial Killer
Felipe Espinosa

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1432829912 The Vendetta of Felipe Es... 1
1457181371 Season of Terror 1
0826355684 A Civil War History of th... 1
0762789344 Outlaw Tales of Colorado 1

Felipe Nerio Espinosa (c. 1836-1863) was a notorious Mexican-American murderer who killed an estimated thirty-two people in the Colorado Territory during the summer of 1863. He is widely considered to be one of America's first serial killers.

External References
  1. Q800028 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Felipe Espinosa on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
  3. Adam James Jones, Vengeance or Plain Madness Felipe Espinosa on www.historynet.com, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
  4. Miguél A. Torrez, America's First Serial Killers: The Espinosa Brothers-1863 on dev.newmexicohistory.org, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
  5. The Violent Vengeance of Felipe Espinosa on www.the13thfloor.tv, Retrieved on Feb 24, 2019.
  6. Adam James Jones, The Bloody Espinosas Terrorizing Colorado on www.legendsofamerica.com, Retrieved on Feb 24, 2019.
Internal References

Felipe Espinosa is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #84 of 327[ Page 6 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  2. #147 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  3. #161 of 651[ Page 11 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  4. #214 of 651[ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #544 of 651[ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Felipe Espinosa is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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